Hundreds celebrate Musky Jamboree and Musky Fly-InSubmitted: 08/10/2014
Story By Shardaa Gray

Hundreds celebrate Musky Jamboree and Musky Fly-In
BOULDER JUNCTION - Hundreds of people celebrated in Boulder Junction Sunday as the town marked its 58th Annual Musky Jamboree as well as the Musky Day Fly-In Event.

"It's a huge day for us," said Boulder Junction Chamber of Commerce executive director Theresa Smith.

About 10,000 people filled the streets in Boulder Junction Sunday.

"We're about 1,000 people, just under. About half of them leave for the winter. We're a small town, but we can throw a big event," Smith said.

The 58th Annual Musky Jamboree kicked off with arts and craft, a car show, vendors galore and of course carvings of muskies.

"All the businesses, they come outside, the service organizations are here, the residents are here and everybody's just getting together, having a good time," said Smith. "The arts and crafts are a big draw, but it's just a big ol party."

A couple of blocks down the street at the Boulder Junction Airport, pilots flew in for a dedication for a man who put so much into the airport.

"A gentleman named Bob Payzer put this fly-in on 15 years ago," said EAA Chapter 75 President Steve Krueger. "It started just to develop activity at the airport and also contribute to festivities downtown."

Payzer passed away three and half years ago, but his contribution to the airport still lives strong.

"Bob was very instrumental in improving the airport with the grass cutting operation. He contributed financially to keep the airport going and he loved aviation and had a very good passion for aviation," Krueger said. "That's how this all started. So we're continuing that progress with Bob's vision."

With 81 pilots stopping by Sunday, some might say he's already accomplished a lot.

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